PHUKET TOWN: The date for the launch of Phuket Town’s first real bus service has been postponed for at least another month because PB Holdings, the operator, has not yet been able to find all the buses it needs. The launch of the service has been plagued with delays. Originally planned for May of last year, the date was pushed forward to January, and then again to April of this year. The sole reason behind the delays, says Samkhan Saengfai, managing director of PB Holdings, is that the company has not been able to buy enough buses to operate efficiently. “We need at least eight buses for each route, so we need a total of 16. “We will try to start before this school year begins, which is in the middle of May,” said K. Samkhan. He added, however, that if he cannot find all the buses he needs by then, he will start with only one route. The first route will run between Baan Sam Kong School and Phuket Vocational College. The second route, subject to availability of buses, will operate between Rajabhat Phuket Institute and the Laem Chan Health Office.
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